Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, ...
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Mueller Probe's Fate Hinges On Rod Rosenstein Convincing Trump He Was Just Joking

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation could
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Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence
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Israeli soldiers accused of sexually harassing Palestinian women at checkpoint

The suspects, who were deployed at the Qalandiyah checkpoint next to Ramallah, are thought to have conducted searches of Palestinian ...
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How Waze is trying to make carpooling fun

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Jerusalem’s ‘clean revolution’ is ignoring East Jerusalem

As part of a major push to change garbage collection in the city, services were privatized, sidelining municipal employees and ...
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Foreign jihadists flock to IS despite air strikes

The Islamic State group is recruiting foreign jihadists on an “unprecedented scale” despite international efforts to stem the tide, according to experts and extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Latest US figures show that around 1,000 foreign fighters are flocking to fight in Iraq and Syria every month, and experts warn that the newest militants may be more extreme than early recruits. “Many foreign fighters that originally left for Syria really did think they were going out for a humanitarian cause,” said Erin Marie Saltman, senior researcher at counter-extremism think tank Quilliam. Russian fighters constitute the biggest single fighting force from a non-Muslim country, numbering over 800, and the US-led air strikes will only strengthen their resolve, according to a local expert.

Italy PM picks Paolo Gentiloni as new foreign minister in surprise choice

Italy's Prime Minister Renzi arrives for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in MilanROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi appointed Paolo Gentiloni, a close ally and former communications minister, to be Italy's new foreign minister on Friday, in a surprise decision. Gentiloni, who was sworn in on Friday night by President Giorgio Napolitano, replaces Federica Mogherini, who left the foreign ministry this week to become the EU's new top diplomat. As foreign minister, Gentiloni, a senior member in the prime minister's Democratic Party (PD), will now play a key role in the remaining two months of Italy's presidency of the European Union, which ends on Dec. 31. …